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Disappointed by Microsoft

I was tempted to get into some more consumer debt and do something I would obviously need to do if I get accepted to the Western Governors University secondary teaching credential program. I would need to buy a laptop so I could use it at field sites during my 1.5 year program.

The Windows Experience Blog states in their story, “When students buy a Windows 7 PC over $699, they will receive a FREE Xbox 360*” and the Asterisk mark does not state that retailers can put extra conditions on the deal.

Basically Dell, one of the leading participants in this deal wants to add extra conditions and Microsoft should of talked to their OEM’s and made sure they were on the same page. Which led to some angry comments on the blog.

I’ve been thinking about buying the XPS 15 for a bit now, as I need a new laptop and my Macbook Pro is finally giving out on me.  This deal was the extra push I needed to go PC this time instead of Mac.

Then I find out that you can only buy specifically configured Dell PCs, and the only XPS 15 configuration I can choose from doesn’t have the specs I want at all.  Not only that, but it’s marked UP, which means I wouldn’t be saving any money at all!  What a scam, Microsoft.  Very disappointing.  

I wanted to give Dell $1700 for a new PC, and they won’t LET me?  Maybe Apple will get my business again after all.

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In the mood.

After the bookstore at Riverside Community College was unresponsive to my questions about the materials required for a course and decided to announce what was required on the day of the class, I decided to drop the course.

If you are taking a short term class between sessions you should be able to know what is required so you can make proper choices in choosing your course selection decisions.

I am going to use the time that would of been spent doing this course in other productive measures.

Perhaps, I’ll volunteer for a presidential candidate in the California Republican Party primary.

I got my new computer, even though it got me 1045.00 in the red. This new computer I received is pretty swell my load times are 10-15 seconds compared to over 3-4 minutes on my old box. Its a productivity enhancer

If you do not want a computer from HP or Dell and you are afraid that you will break all the parts you ordered from Newegg, then consider buying from your local independent computer store.

You get the parts you need, and generally the people making the systems know what they are doing and they put the parts in that will not likely cause problems.